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Dan Levy’s Met Gala Outfit Highlights “Queer Love and Visibility”

Dan Levy has made a powerful statement about the LGBTQIA+ community at the 2021 Met Gala.

The Schitt’s Creek star rocked up to the red carpet wearing a a custom outfit by LOEWE that featured world maps on puffy sleeves and two men kissing on the chest:

But they weren’t just any two men –  they’re an image from the late American multimedia artist and LGBTQIA+ activist, David Wojnarovicz, called “F*** You Faggot F***er,” named after a homophobic cartoon he’d come across.

The LOEWE team built upon that very image and as Dan explains in an Insta post, “rather than feed on the message of hate, we wanted to celebrate queer love and visibility.”

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And so they did.

“The LOEWE bespoke polo and trousers depicts two men kissing from a 1984 artwork that deftly re-appropriates a homophobic cartoon to instead celebrate same-sex love,” explains designer Jonathan Anderson.

“Photos of Wojnarowicz and his friends surround the couple, amid a background of world maps, indicating the arbitrary borders and divisions the queer community faced.”

Dan also holds a clutch which features a portrait of the artist as a child which Anderson says “asserts visibility for gay people, exposing the hatred and bias experienced daily, while celebrating love and joy.”

“My gay superhero,” he writes, summing up Dan’s outfit in three simple words.

You can check out more photos of Dan and other famous faces at the gala below:

(Feature Image Credit: @metmuseum/Instagram)

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